Internal Medicine Residency News, July 25, 2022

From the Director

Happy last week of July! Fellowship applications are in and I have heard of a few interviews already scheduled! Upcoming in August, pay attention to what your ITE date is (JARs, all combined program residents and SARs who elected to take the ITE), and also to the many res-i-teering opportunities available!  It’s a bit warm out to start your Stead Tread training but you can reach out to Dan Bernstein to get involved in planning it!


Check out the crew res-i-teering this past weekend!!

IM Med Res


Congratulations to Jon Magnus Johannesson and family on the birth of their new baby Snorri! Glad to hear all are doing well.

Kudos this week to our residents selected for MELT … Shelief Robbins-Juarez, Carolyn Ahlers, Megan Barrett, Amanda Broderick, Katie Centner, Michelle Ferreira, Shannon Herndon, Michael Ibrahim, Sukrit Jain, Jackie Kercheval, Callie Lilley, Kaela Miller, Matthew Townsend, Komal Safdar, and Shivy Chandramouli.  Also kudos to Amanda Broderick for an awesome SAR talk, to Matthew Pisarcik from Dr. Poonam Sharma for excellent MS2 evaluation feedback, to Drew Vista from Nicole Dussault for outstanding work on Duke NF, to Lily Suarez, Nhu-y Phan, Kate Lee and Peter Albares from Vivian Chen-Andrews for great work on 9100 nights, and to Kayla Brown, Nivita Sharma and Lauren Pinion from Bari Rosenberg for being the best #ladyboss CICU squad.  Also kudos to Connor Craig and grads Hayley Cunningham and David Bader for receiving gold stars from our patients. 

Pubmed from the Program

This week’s pubmed from the program goes to recent grad Peggy Sahu, current Med Psych PGY 4 Gregg Robbins-Welty and our very own Dr. JVK!

A Rare Case of Non-Acidotic High Anion Gap Pancreatic Ketonemia.

Rubenstein D, Robbins-Welty GA, Sahu M, Vista A, Van Kirk J.Am J Med. 2022 Jul;135(7):e209. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2022.02.014. Epub 2022 Mar 12.PMID: 35292288 No abstract available.


Have a great week


July office schedule
Morning Report: July 25-29, 2022 via Zoom
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location
07/26/22 Contraception Dr. Clayton Alfonso 7:15 a.m. Zoom
07/27/22 Cancer Screen Dr. Kathy Waite 7:15 a.m. Zoom
07/28/22 Immunizations Dr. Linda Harpole 7:15 a.m. Zoom
Academic Half Day: July 29, 2022
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location


Dr. McClain


ID 101 

9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.
VA Surgery Conference Room C5010

Dr. Talia Bernal and Dr. Dana Clifton 

Dr. Mike Harrison

Caring for Hospitalized Patient with OUD

New Cancer Diagnosis 101

9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.
VA Medicine Conference Room B8017
Noon Conference: July 25-29, 2022
Date Inpatient Topic Lecturer Time  Location Lunch
07/25/22 Inpatient Management of Renal Transplant Patients Dr. John Robert  12 p.m. DUH 2002 & Zoom Saladelia
07/26/22 LEADS: Duke Telehealth Before, During & "After" COVID Alex Han Cho, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, General Internal Medicine
12 p.m. DUH 2002 & Zoom Cosmic Cantina 
07/27/22 Chest Pain and ACS Dr. John Tanaka  12 p.m. DUH 2002 & Zoom

Itaewon Grill

07/28/22 Introduction on the Duke Wiki  Drs. Aubrie Carroll, Harsh Patolia, Emory Buck, Sandra Lori 12 p.m. DUH 2002 & Zoom Pipers in the Park 
07/29/22 H. pylori Infection and Gastric Cancer Risk, Detection, and Interception Katherine S. Garman, MD, MHS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Vice Chief for Research, Division of Gastroenterology
Co-lead Cancer Risk, Detection, and Interception, Duke Cancer Institute
Duke Molecular Physiology Institute
Department of Medicine, Duke University
8 a.m. DUH 2002 & Zoom Chick-fil-A
Report Conference Schedule; July 25-28, 2022 
Date Topic Lecturer Time


DUKE SAR Report- held in 2253

MS2 Report

Dr. Simel

SAR Orientation 

MS2 Teaching

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

VA JAR Case Report

DUKE SAR Report- held in 2253

VA Intern Case Report 

DUKE Intern Report- held in 2253

Dr. Antonia w/ Dr. Zaas

Dr. Wan w/ Dr. Govert

Dr. Lindsay Wu w/ Dr. Abate 

Dr. Byers w/ Dr. Sadun

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m.


DUKE SAR Report- held in 8262

Dr. Caputo

Dr. Egbonim

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

DUKE SAR Equity Report- held 2253

VA JAR/Intern

DUKE Intern Teaching- held in 2253

QI w/ Drs. Boggan/Duffy

Dr. Rao w/ Dr. Singh

QI w/ Drs. Boggan/Duffy 

1:15 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

Ambulatory Clinic Corner by: Dr. Dani Zipkin

July 25, 2022


Ambulatory Threads 2022-2023


The Ambulatory Threads started in 2018, bundling clinical sub-specialties in templates during ambulatory blocks and switching mid-year such that, by the end of JAR year, residents have experienced every sub-specialty of medicine in the ambulatory setting. We are grateful to all the faculty in the department who open their doors to our residents! We are also tremendously grateful to the Ambulatory Chief Residents who have made this effort possible over the years: Dinushika Mohottige, Winn Seay, Caroline Sloan, Hannah Dzimitrowicz, Nancy Yang, and Nathaniel Harris! The chiefs design the templates, make sure your clinical experiences work well, piece together experiences even during the pandemic, and re-design templates when opportunities change. Finally, the gold medal for complex schedule management and critical thinking goes to Emily Sikes, whose skills are the cornerstone of this effort. Thank you, Emily!


Morning Report


The morning report series is off to a great start! This 12-month GIM curriculum is designed primarily for interns and any JAR or SAR needing to catch a session they missed or want to see again. Please note, while an 8:30 am start is generally acceptable in the clinics you go to after report, some sub-specialty clinics will expect an 8am start so you can be present for their huddle or prep for the morning. Please check in with your sub-specialty faculty to determine the best arrival time and listen to morning report while in transit if necessary. ALL continuity clinics will start at 8:30 am for interns – we are making this correction at the DOC. Thanks for your patience.


Primary Care Concentration at Duke


Interns – please send Dani Zipkin a note if primary care or general medicine is a thing you’re interested in! It’s ok if you haven’t decided yet. That’s what we’re here to help with! We can tailor your schedule (particularly in the JAR and SAR years) to get you the experiences you need.

Our Wellbeing
The Department of Medicine is keeping an updated list of wellbeing resources during this extraordinary time. Click here for more information.

Employee Health has Expanded Hours!
Based on feedback from team members who are seeking COVID testing so they can safely return to work with EOHW approval, the COVID hotline has expanded hours for employees: 5:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 7 days per week. 

Feeling down? Need to talk to someone? Opportunities for Wellness
All trainees at Duke have FREE access to Personal Assistance Services (PAS), which is the faculty/employee assistance program of Duke University. The staff of licensed professionals offer confidential assessment, short-term counseling, and referrals to help resolve a range of personal, work, and family problems. PAS services are available free of charge to Duke faculty and staff, and their immediate family members. An appointment to meet with a PAS counselor may be arranged by calling the PAS office at 919-416-1PAS (919-416-1727), Monday through Friday between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. For assistance after hours, residents and fellows can call the Blood and Body Fluid Hotline (115 inside DUH, 919-684-1115 outside) for referral to behavioral health resources. Another resource is Duke Outpatient Psychiatry Referrals at (919) 684-0100 or 1-888-ASK-DUKE.